LO4: placeholder deletes paragraph

I just found out that selecting a placeholder in LO4 Writer marks the whole paragraph, which then gets overwritten, i.e. deleted. Is that just me (Ubuntu Linux 64) or does this affect other operating systems as well?
Sorry, can’t attach an example doc with my first posting :frowning:

Hi @Maniac1, First, let’s get you some karma


Okay, now you can at least post comments :slight_smile:

For those who aren’t familiar, a placeholder is a type of inserted field.

@Maniac1 – I’m not able to reproduce your problem (LO; Ubuntu 12.04.2 x86):

  1. Open LO; Open Writer
  2. Dump in some text (I used the paragraph from this Ask page starting with “Be the first…” :slight_smile:
  3. Position the cursor inbetween some words in the paragraph.
  4. Insert -> Fields -> Other -> Function -> Placeholder -> Text
  5. Put text in the “Placeholder” field (I put “Don’t forget the milk”), and click “Insert” then “Close”
  6. Left-click on the inserted placeholder field and hit the Delete key.
  7. The placeholder (but not the surrounding text) is not deleted.

How are you selecting the placeholder? Do the steps above work for you?

Sorry, I should have been more precise. The way you describe it works just fine, only if the placeholder is the only element in a paragraph LO Writer shows that weird behaviour.
Thanks for the Karma, you will now find a document attached :slight_smile:
placeholder deletes paragraph lo4.odt

Hi @Maniac1,

Here’s your original text (sorry about the syntax highlighting):

This sentence no verb.
<A placeholder>
Lorem ipsum etc.

If I click on the “<A placeholder>”, the entire line is selected. If I then start typing when this is selected, it looks like this:

This sentence no verb.
Now I am typingLorem ipsum etc.

That is, the placeholder and the trailing hard return are deleted, and replaced by what I type.

That behavior seems okay to me. If that’s not what you’re seeing, then I think we’re giving you an overnight, all-expenses paid trip to… Bugzilla! :slight_smile:

Please file a bug report and provide as much information as possible. Feel free to include my notes above. The QA team will be happy to help you triage this issue in the bugtracker.

If you do file a bug, please post a link to it in a comment below using the format “fdo#123456”.